George Pell Is Reportedly Being Investigated Over Fresh Allegations Of Historic Child Abuse

Cardinal George Pell is reportedly the subject of a new Victoria Police investigation into alleged child abuse.

The Herald Sun reports a new claimant is thought to have accused Cardinal Pell of an alleged incident dating to the 1970s.

The news comes one week after the High Court overturned the high-ranking Catholic official’s conviction on five child sex abuse charges allegedly committed between 1996 and 1997.

The decision saw Cardinal Pell walk free from Barwon Prison after more than a year behind bars.

Cardinal Pell has denied any claims of sexual abuse.

The Herald Sun writes that Victoria Police are yet to approach Cardinal Pell or his legal representatives about the fresh allegation.

PEDESTRIAN.TV makes no suggestion the new allegation against Cardinal Pell is true, just that a new police investigation is reportedly underway.

In an interview set to air on Sky News tonight, Cardinal Pell told supporter Andrew Bolt he feared being the target of further police investigations after his historic High Court victory.

He also discussed what he perceived to be a media bias against him, claiming the ABC engaged in “an overwhelming presentation of one view, and only one view”.

Earlier, the ABC dismissed similar claims of unfair handling of his case.

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